GTD for Homemakers: Getting Your Inboxes to Empty – Simply Convivial

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As we develop this 31 Days to GTD for Homemakers series, we will learn how to renegotiate what we are going to do on the fly, creating a reliable intuition about what is “right” at that moment, in the current circumstance. GTD is a blending the proactive uber-planner with reactive spontaneity: the perfect productivity approach for a mother. Previous Post: Set Up Consistent Calendars & Lists Processing: Emptying Your Inboxes So this is the point at which we actually think … Read More

GTD for Homemakers: Establish Physical Containers – Simply Convivial

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As we develop this 31 Days to GTD for Homemakers series, we will learn how to renegotiate what we are going to do on the fly, creating a reliable intuition about what is “right” at that moment, in the current circumstance. GTD is a blending the proactive uber-planner with reactive spontaneity: the perfect productivity approach for a mother. Previous Post: The GTD Habit: Achieving Ubiquitous Capture Now that you’ve at least begun to collect at least a majority of the … Read More

GTD for Homemakers: Achieving Ubiquitous Capture – Simply Convivial

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Based on David Allen’s book Getting Things Done, this series, 31 Days to GTD for Homemakers is about managing our stuff and our actions, and once those are under control, being more free and clear to focus on the present moment with our families. So this series is not about boxing our homes and families into a business model, but rather about being in control of our tasks and stuff instead of letting it control us. So, instead of running … Read More

GTD for Homemakers: Collect Your Stuff – Simply Convivial

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This 31 Days to GTD for Homemakers series focuses on reducing stress and creating effective solutions to better manage realities of life at home. Mothers are the shapers of home atmosphere and home culture; keeping the mundane details under control allows us to direct our attention to what matters. Previous Post: Collect Your Thoughts Compulsively & Habitually Collect Things In Getting Things Done, David Allen gives examples of why you should do a thorough collection fest first, before processing or … Read More

GTD for Homemakers: Collect Your Thoughts – Simply Convivial

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This series, 31 Days to GTD for Homemakers, is all about putting into place effective routines and processes so that the routine administrative details of life do not cause undo stress and we, as mothers in the heart of our homes, can peacefully and intentionally make good choices about what to do without feeling like we have a million details pulling us in a million directions at once. Previous Post: Avoiding “I Ought”: Intentional Decisions Banish Vague Guilt Write Down … Read More

GTD for Homemakers: Avoiding “I Ought”

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During this 31 Days to GTD for Homemakers series, I’ll be outlining the steps and strategies to keep life – even home and family life – running without the mundane “The keys are missing!” or “I’m out of underwear!” sorts of stresses. Though based on David Allen’s book Getting Things Done, my twist is to apply it directly to mothers at home: SAHM, WAHM, homeschooling mom, any sort of mom. We are the very heart of our home, so let’s … Read More

GTD for Homemakers: The Examined Life – Simply Convivial

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Like David Allen’s book Getting Things Done, this series, 31 Days to GTD for Homemakers is about managing your stuff and your actions, and once those are under control, your mind is left more free and clear to focus on the present moment with your family. So this series is not about shaping our homes and families to a business model, but about being in control of our tasks and stuff rather than letting it control us, so that instead … Read More

GTD for Homemakers: What is Work, Anyway?

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This series, 31 Days to GTD for Homemakers, is all about putting into place effective routines and processes so that the routine administratiive details of life do not cause undo stress and we, as mothers in the heart of our homes, can peacefully and intentionally make good choices about what to do without feeling like we have a million details pulling us in a million directions at once. Previous Post: Why GTD? Clarity and Peace in the Midst of Interruptions … Read More

31 Days to GTD for Homemakers, Day 3: Why GTD?

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This 31 Days to GTD for Homemakers series focuses on reducing stress and creating effective solutions to better manage realities of life at home. Mothers are the shapers of home atmosphere and home culture; keeping the mundane details under control allows us to direct our attention to what matters. Previous Post: The Goal of GTD: A System Based on Common Sense Clarity and Peace in the Midst of Interruptions Mental focus and clarity is the aim of Getting Things Done. … Read More

GTD for Homemakers: The Goal of GTD

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During our 31 Days to GTD for Homemakers series, we’ll be lining out the steps to setting up and implementing key strategies to keeping life – even home and family life – running without “where’d I put that bill?” or “We’re running late” sorts of stresses. Previous Post: A True Work-at-Home Business A System Based on Common Sense What David Allen proposes in Getting Things Done is having a system in place to deal with one’s stuff so that one … Read More

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